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October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Adolfo Suaya, a longtime player on the nightlife and restaurant scene, has placed his bets on La Cienega Boulevard's bustling restaurant row to open a new casual bar called the Phoenix. For the project, which opened a week ago, Suaya teamed up with the Surly Goat crew, including Ryan Sweeney, who curated a nice craft beer list. He also rejoined forces with Lonnie Moore and Mike Malin of the Dolce Group, with whom he opened the celebrity-backed Dolce restaurant  eight years ago. The Phoenix is the only straight-up bar in an area swimming in upscale restaurant and hotel bars, so Suaya hopes that it will be a place where the neighborhood comes to relax and have fun. In addition to a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, there is a small stage for live music and karaoke.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2013 | By Martha Groves
For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood's Capitol Records building. By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. By day, while tots ride the Travel Town train and hikers hit the trails, he hunkers down amid dense vegetation. To researchers' knowledge, the 125-pound 4-year-old is the most urban mountain lion in Southern California and possibly beyond - surviving and thriving in a small patch of habitat surrounded by freeways and densely packed human beings that he reached, somewhat miraculously, by crossing the 101 and 405 freeways.
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TRAVEL
May 31, 2009 | Jay Jones; Catharine Hamm; Chris Erskine; Judi Dash
Visitors to San Antonio now can enjoy a double helping of the city's famed River Walk. A two-mile extension of the Rio San Antonio opens this weekend. Thanks to a new lock-and-dam system, tour boats can travel northward from downtown to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the restored Pearl Brewery, hub of an urban village featuring dining, galleries and shopping. Tropical landscaping and new sculptures greet visitors along the waterway, the first phase of an expansion scheduled for completion in 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - He's the biggest nightclub owner in Los Angeles, the man whose Hyde Lounge and Shelter became prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi. He's been photographed cozying up with Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Vergara. When HBO's "Entourage" needed a club owner, he got the part - playing himself. Now Sam Nazarian is moving to shed his party boy image and become a Vegas mogul, hoping to parlay his success in L.A.'s fiercely competitive club scene into the cutthroat world of casinos.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2013 | Christopher Reynolds; Chris Erskine; Catharine Hamm; Anne Harnagel; Rosemary McClure and Jessica Gelt
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days, the Oakland Airport works as well as SFO, sometimes better. But for a small city (about 7 miles by 7 miles), San Francisco changes fast, especially the restaurants. If your itinerary is dominated by reassuring old favorites (Union Square, again!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
An attorney for the Country Club vowed Thursday that the Reseda entertainment venue will continue operating despite the Los Angeles City Council Planning and Environment Committee's denial of its alcohol and dancing permit on Tuesday. The committee sided with the club's residential neighbors, who had complained of the noise and unruliness of the club's patrons--mostly metal-lovers and hard-rock fans. A police report cited 65 undefined "criminal incidents" at the club in the past two years.
NEWS
September 2, 2010
Have all the guns and drugs and kidnapping put a crimp on those weekend jaunts to Mexico? Fear not. Thanks to Encore’s brand-new Surrender nightclub, you can still dance and party on the beach. Situated behind the newly opened 60,000-square-foot Encore Beach Club, Surrender is an intimate nightclub experience that keeps the beach party vibe alive well after the sun has set. Hollywood staple DJ Steve Aoki spins every Friday next to the outdoor oasis. Surrender yourself to the music as you sip a cocktail far away from those pesky warnings from the American consulate.
WORLD
May 24, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Cops stormed in and shut the place down. Up the stairs and out into the warm spring night the tipsy customers stumbled, along with a gaggle of ladies of the night, various shady characters, the singer and his band. A rustle of umbrage. What's the meaning of this? The police almost apologized. Orders from the Interior Ministry, they said, one of the higher-ups. But one of the customers was also in the Interior Ministry. He pulled out his cellphone and called someone, an even higher higher-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
Saturday Sanrio's "I Heart Nerds" Party with Hello Kitty Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica $15; 8:30 p.m. Sanrio.com/smallgift A Club Called Rhonda with Lovefingers and Goddollars El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. $10 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; rhondasays.net Serenade Sunset BBQ: music, food trucks, readings and comedy Mi Alma Gardens, 4016 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $5; 2 to 6 p.m. Silverlakejubilee.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
As the title of its first album in three years (due Tuesday) suggests, the English duo conducts a sweeping, swooning tour of the nocturnal state of mind.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2013 | Christopher Reynolds; Chris Erskine; Catharine Hamm; Anne Harnagel; Rosemary McClure and Jessica Gelt
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days, the Oakland Airport works as well as SFO, sometimes better. But for a small city (about 7 miles by 7 miles), San Francisco changes fast, especially the restaurants. If your itinerary is dominated by reassuring old favorites (Union Square, again!
BUSINESS
December 30, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
The gig : Founder and chief executive of the 213 Nightlife Group, which operates some of hippest cocktail lounges in downtown Los Angeles, including Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, the Golden Gopher and the Broadway Bar. The bars owned by Cedd Moses, 52, are typically converted from dilapidated empty buildings. They have contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area and helped promote an emerging craft cocktail culture in Los Angeles. "People thought I was crazy," Moses said. "I was making a good living at the time, but I left to go pour drinks on skid row. " Background : Moses was born in Bristol, Va., a town in the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia on the border with Tennessee.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Adolfo Suaya, a longtime player on the nightlife and restaurant scene, has placed his bets on La Cienega Boulevard's bustling restaurant row to open a new casual bar called the Phoenix. For the project, which opened a week ago, Suaya teamed up with the Surly Goat crew, including Ryan Sweeney, who curated a nice craft beer list. He also rejoined forces with Lonnie Moore and Mike Malin of the Dolce Group, with whom he opened the celebrity-backed Dolce restaurant  eight years ago. The Phoenix is the only straight-up bar in an area swimming in upscale restaurant and hotel bars, so Suaya hopes that it will be a place where the neighborhood comes to relax and have fun. In addition to a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, there is a small stage for live music and karaoke.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Nightlife impresario Brent Bolthouse has sold his John Lautner-designed house in the Mulholland area for $1.46 million. Built in 1947, the house features walls of glass that open to more than half an acre of mature trees, gardens and terraces. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,342 square feet of living space. Bolthouse, 41, is the founder and president of Bolthouse Productions and has launched such nightspots as Hollywood's Hyde Lounge and the West Hollywood club Trousdale.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2011 | By Nancy Hunter, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you're heading to San Diego this weekend to join the hordes of comics-and-fantasy fiends at Comic-Con — it's happening at the downtown San Diego Convention Center July 21 to 24 — then you're going to want this handy reference guide to downtown night life. A body works up a mean thirst spending all day in a spandex Green Lantern outfit, and this best-of-the-best shortlist should help shorten the distance from convention center doors to the night's next big adventure. 1. The Casbah Open since 1989 and in its current location since 1994, the Casbah is one of San Diego's most famous music destinations.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
Warm summer nights in L.A. can be the stuff of partying legend, with such highlights as the packed sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and the flush crowds of Venice's beachside bars. For many Angelenos, however, the balmier months bring the revelation that some of the best summer nightlife goes down during daylight hours. Be it at mainstay hotel rooftops with gorgeous views, sleek sports bars with a hint of beach culture or all-out sinful fun on the Sunset Strip, here's a guide to some of the best day parties in L.A.: Skybar : The well-appointed cabana bar and surrounding pool area at the heart of the Mondrian Hotel manages to be a consistently popular haunt year after year without needing much reinvention.
SPORTS
December 24, 1989 | DON PATTERSON
Marion Butts can do without the glitter. He can do without prime time, flashing cash, a big splash and talkin' trash. He likes to keep it simple. "In my spare time I just go home and watch television," Butts says. "And that's it." Butts, a 6-foot-1, 248-pound rookie running back for the Chargers, is being careful not to get caught up in all of the commotion surrounding his recent success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2013 | By Martha Groves
For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood's Capitol Records building. By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. By day, while tots ride the Travel Town train and hikers hit the trails, he hunkers down amid dense vegetation. To researchers' knowledge, the 125-pound 4-year-old is the most urban mountain lion in Southern California and possibly beyond - surviving and thriving in a small patch of habitat surrounded by freeways and densely packed human beings that he reached, somewhat miraculously, by crossing the 101 and 405 freeways.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Sam Nazarian has sealed his reputation as Los Angeles' King of the Night. SBE, his Los Angeles hospitality group, which owns the Bazaar by Jose Andres, Hyde Lounge, Gladstone's and the Redbury and SLS hotels, has acquired its largest Los Angeles night-life competitor. The purchase of privately held Syndicate Hospitality nearly doubles SBE's night-life holdings, making Nazarian the most powerful operator of clubs on the West Coast, with 12 venues. Nazarian adds MyStudio, MyHouse, Eden and Crimson/Opera, all based in Hollywood, to a portfolio that includes popular venues such as the Colony, Industry and the Abbey.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
It could be something as easily ignored as an ordinary door. Maybe it's an elaborate setup that requires a secret password or talking to a brass owl. Or, as is the case at one Los Angeles club, La Descarga , patrons enter through an armoir full of clothes. Sure, you could call them gimmicky. But for many L.A. clubbers, it's an opportunity to revisit a glamorous bit of Prohibition-era secrecy or just add some magic to the night. The Varnish The dark door in the back of the legendary Cole's restaurant in downtown Los Angeles looks as ordinary as a door could be, blending into the surroundings of stained wood and sepia-toned photos that line the walls of the downtown fixture.
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